Europe – A Glimpse

Here’s just a quick peek at the Wachau Valley in Austria.  We took a cruise up the Danube to Melk.  It was rainy and cold, but still very beautiful. I can’t find much in the way of history on Hinterhaus except that it dates back to the Celts.  This is one part of Austria that I would visit again.  I would take time to stay in the small villages.  Bike to the wineries.  And explore the many ruins in the valley.

Wachau Valley, Austria

Hinderhaus Castle in the Wachau Valley in Austria.  It overlooks a small village called Spitz.

A is for ABSENT

Allow me to introduce Yukon (aka Dogface).

Yep.  I’ve been AWOL for a few months now.  No particular reason other than I just haven’t spent that much time on my computer – and I have a huge queue of unread email to show for it.  And it’s not that I don’t think about writing blog posts because I do.  Often even.  It seems as if  there’s a disconnect when it comes to taking those ideas and putting them down for all to read.  But a few weeks ago (in a forum on Ravelry – the “Facebook” for knitters like myself) I noticed a challenge.  26 blog posts ranging from A-Z.  So here goes.  I vow not to be absent any longer.  So sit back and relax and prepare for what will undoubtedly be an eclectic mix of topics.

Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.  William Cowper

Turn the page

Abandoned house in decay.  Greene County, IL

Abandoned house in decay. Greene County, IL

. . . Another fall, another turned page. – Wallace Stegner

Although technically it’s not officially fall yet, it’s just around the corner.  And it’s wonderful.  I’d have to say that fall and winter are my favorite seasons so I feel a sense of excitement about it’s nearness.  The photo above is a favorite of mine that I snapped couple of years ago while were on the motorcycle on a fall day. I’m fortunate that my husband is a patient man who humors me by stopping and letting me take pictures.